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The Next Meeting will be held by Zoom on March 18, 2021.
“The History of Water:  Civilisation in a Pipeline“:  Speaker: Jenny Stephenson

History of Water talk March 21

Water affects us all. It has a fascinating timeline from when the world began, through basic needs and uses, up through times of disaster and disease, industry, trial and error, invention, sewers to name but a few incidents along the way! This is a light-hearted but poignant and pensive talk given by Dr Jenny Stephenson, a GP in Sheffield, History of Water coverwhich will stimulate as many questions as it does answers.

Her easy-to-read book, ‘The History of Water’ covers this wide remit and is fully illustrated with the author’s own photos and paintings throughout. It will be on sale at the talk (or online) for £13 per book, and all proceeds are collected for WaterAid and for Cavendish Cancer Care.


You can visit the CHS Activities page for descriptions of earlier talks including links to watch ‘The Bootmakers’ Strike in Eyam & Stoney Middleton’  & ‘The Origins of The Castleton Garland’.


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The Derbyshire village of Castleton developed as a settlement in the 12th century when the Norman fortress of Peveril Castle was built there. It lies in the Peak District National Park, the oldest National Park in the UK.  Castleton Historical Society was founded in 1973 as a voluntary group with the aim of researching and promoting the history of the Village through a programme of events, displays and talks.  This website provides information about our meetings, research activities, publications, events and The Castleton Museum for which CHS is responsible.  New members are always welcome.

The Castleton Museumis an accredited museum housed at Castleton Visitor Centre, Buxton Rd. The Centre is a joint partnership between The Peak District National Park Authority and CHS and has just been re-opened after a major refurbishment.  The Museum has also been redesigned with a new layout, displays and a wall size screen for digital presentations.

You can find the Visitor Centre here  Castleton Visitor Centre


Visit the CHS Blog for our latest news, including the Castleton Dig Diary.